Security. Reliability. Performance.

As your long-term data storage grows, so does your need for a dependable and efficient way to keep it protected. Based on the world's leading tape technology, Quantum's LTO tape drives work seamlessly with Scalar® tape libraries and automatically match the tape drive speed to that of the host, optimizing performance and increasing reliability. Plus, Quantum's LTO tape drives are easy to deploy and upgrade, making them perfect for small, mid-sized and corporate storage environments.

LTO Tape Drive

No One Can Ignore Data Protection

Backing up critical resources is crucial for every organization, no matter what the size of the budget or the IT staff. And it’s not just about doing backup. Data also has to be kept safe from ransomware and other malicious programs that can contaminate files stored on most of the systems that use spinning disk. 

Site-loss protection is also critical for everyone, but that is something that is complex for smaller sites to support, especially if they have adopted a disk-based backup methodology.

Quantum LTO Drives Are the Answer

Quantum’s LTO tape drives deliver fast, reliable data protection at an affordable price. They offer backup speeds up to 2.7 TB per hour and can store up to 30 TB of data on a single cartridge.  Quantum's LTO cartridges provide easily transportable backup storage for DR protection, and their AES 256-bit encryption makes sure that no one else can read your data. Their WORM-cartridge option provides an even higher level of security.

If you’re looking for the simplest, easiest, and most affordable data protection of all, Quantum LTO drives come with LTFS.  That’s the system that lets you drag and drop any files from your disk environment directly to LTO media—and read it back again—without having to buy or install any backup software.

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Turguy Goker Talks Tape

Turguy represents Quantum with LTO organizations as the technology leader, while also
leading the Advanced Development Team focused on LTO technology.

Featured Benefits

Quantum's LTO tape drives deliver reliable data protection with tremendous capacity and performance at an affordable price. Quantum "Backup Ready" kit solutions allow you to go from box-to-backup in minutes with the highly reliable Quantum LTO tape drive, cable for external models, a cleaning cartridge and durable Quantum media.

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Fast Backup and Restore

With performance up to 750 MB/sec (2.7 TB/hr) *.

*2.5:1 compression LTO-8, LTO-7 and LTO-6, 2:1 other LTO.

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High Capacity

Protect up to 30 TB* of data on each cartridge.

*2.5:1 compression LTO-8, LTO-7 and LTO-6, 2:1 other LTO.

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Drag and Drop Files in Open Format

Directly drag and drop files to LTO media using LTFS, no backup software needed.

Scalibility

Compliance Security

WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality with use of WORM cartridges.

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Encryption Support

Secure protection with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption standard.

Technical Specifications

Configurations: Internal bare, internal kit, tabletop kit, and 1U rack mount

Interface Connector Type: 6 Gb/sec SAS

SFF8482 with integrated power (internal)
SFF8088 (tabletop and rack)

Burst Transfer Rate (MB/sec): SAS (maximum)

600

Data Buffer Size:

LTO-8, LTO-7: 1 GB
LTO-6: 512 MB
LTO-5: 256 MB

Included Software: DATASTOR Shield Single-Server Backup

Deduplication Rate: 20:1 (typical)

Software Compatibility: Windows only

Backup Methods: Disk-to-disk-to-tape, disk-to-tape, archive-to-tape in native format

Upgradeable: Yes to multiple servers, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, Bare Metal, Cloud, and other functionality

Media Read/Write

Media Read Only

LTO-8 Drive

LTO-8 (L8), LTO-8 WORM, LTO-7 (L7), LTO-7 WORM, LTO-7 (M8)

N/A

LTO-7 Drive

LTO-7 (L7), LTO-7 WORM, LTO-6 (L6), LTO-6 WORM

LTO-5 (L5), LTO-5 WORM

LTO-6 Drive

LTO-6 (L6), LTO-6 WORM, LTO-5 (L5), LTO-5 WORM

LTO-4 (L4), LTO-4 WORM

LTO-5 Drive

LTO-5 (L5), LTO-5 WORM, LTO-4 (L4), LTO-4 WORM

LTO-3 (L3), LTO-3 WORM

MTBF (hours): 250,000 @ 100% duty cycle

MSBF: 100,000 cycles

Load/Unload Life: 80,000 cycles

Non-Recoverable Error Rate:

1 in 1 x 1019 bits (LTO-8, LTO-7 non-media error, clean drive)
1 in 1 × 1017 bits (LTO-5, LTO-6 non-media error, clean drive)

OPERATING

Temperature: 50 °F to 100 °F (10 °C to 38 °C) @ 5 CFM

Humidity:
LTO-8, LTO-7: 20% to 80% (non-condensing)
LTO-6, LTO-5: 10% to 80% (non-condensing)

Altitude (maximum):
LTO-8, LTO-7: 10,000 ft (3,048 m)
LTO-6, LTO-5: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)

NON-OPERATING

Temperature:
LTO-8, LTO-7: -40 °F to 140 °F (-40 °C to 60 °C) excluding media
LTO-6, LTO-5: -40 °F to 149 °F (-40 °C to 66 °C) excluding media

Humidity:
LTO-8, LTO-7: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
LTO-6, LTO-5: 10% to 95% (non-condensing)

Voltage (V): +5, +12

POWER CONSUMPTION (HALF-HEIGHT)

LTO-8
Idle: 11.0 Watts, Typical: 30 Watts, Peak: 42.0 Watts

LTO-7
Idle: 21.1 Watts, Typical: 32 Watts, Peak: 64.5 Watts

LTO-6
Idle: 13.2 Watts, Typical: 24.7 Watts, Peak: 69 Watts

LTO-5
Idle: 13.3 Watts, Typical: 23.7 Watts, Peak: 69 Watts

Format: LTO Ultrium 8, LTO Ultrium 7, LTO Ultrium 6, LTO Ultrium 5

Recording Density:
LTO-8: 20,579 KB/mm
LTO-7: 19,107 KB/mm
LTO-6, LTO-5: 15,143 KB/mm

Encoding Method:
LTO-8, LTO-7: 32 Channel 32/33 RLL
LTO-6, LTO-5: 16 Channel 32/33 RLL NPML

Data Compression:
LTO-8, LTO-7, LTO-6: 2.5:1
LTO-5: 2:1

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Mac OS

Software/Hardware: For the most up-to-date tested solutions, visit www.quantum.com

Cartridge Dimensions (L × W × H): 4 in × 4.15 in × .85 in (102 mm × 105.4 mm × 21.5 mm)

Archive Storage: 30 years

Durability: 20,000 load/unload cycles

Tape: Limited lifetime

Tape Drive: 3 years limited with Rapid Exchange

TC-L82AN-BR:  LTO-8 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare
TC-L82AN-EY:  LTO-8 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L82AN-EZ:  LTO-8 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L82BN-AR:  LTO-8 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L82BN-EZ:  LTO-8 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L83CN-AR:  LTO-8 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L82GN-BR:  LTO-8 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare

TC-L72AN-BR-C: LTO-7 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare
TC-L72AN-EY-C: LTO-7 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L72AN-EZ-C: LTO-7 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L72BN-AR-C: LTO-7 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L72BN-EZ-C: LTO-7 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L73CN-AR-C: LTO-7 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L72GN-BR-C : LTO-7 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare

TC-L62AN-BR-C:  LTO-6 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare
TC-L62AN-EY-C:  LTO-6 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L62AN-EZ-C:  LTO-6 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L62BN-AR-C:  LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L62BN-EZ-C:  LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L62BN-EM-C:  LTO-6 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA and Media (5 pcs) Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L63CN-AR-C:  LTO-6 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L62GN-BR-C:  LTO-6 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare

TC-L52AN-BR-C: LTO-5 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black, bare
TC-L52AN-EY-C: LTO-5 HH, Internal, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L52AN-EZ-C: LTO-5 HH, Internal, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, 5.25 in, black
TC-L52BN-AR-C: LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L52BN-EZ-C: LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L52BN-EM-C: LTO-5 HH, Tabletop, SAS HBA and Media (5 pcs) Bundle, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TC-L53CN-AR-C: LTO-5 HH, Single, 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black
TTC-L52GN-BR-C: LTO-5 HH, Internal Drive Option for 1U Rack Mount, 6 Gb/sec SAS, black, bare

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